Rectal Prolapse Home Care
Home care for rectal prolapse includes:
- Follow your doctor's instructions for treating the prolapse at home.
- Rinse the anus gently, once a day.
- Drink plenty of fluids.
- Avoid straining during a bowel movement.
- Eat a high fiber diet
- Take a fiber supplement:
- Take stool softeners:
- Acetaminophen for pain
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain:
- Take prescribed medications as directed:
Rectal Prolapse Warning Signs
Notify your doctor if you have rectal prolapse and any of the following:
Continue to Rectal Prolapse Underlying Cause
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